Etymology: from Middle English fro 'away' (as in to and fro) + -ward
- disobedient, unmanageable, with an evil disposition
1592, William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew
- :Her only fault,--and that is faults enough,-- / Is, that she is intolerable curst / And shrewd and , so beyond all measure, / That, were my state far worser than it is, / I would not wed her for a mine of gold.
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